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Shell Alumni Americas

  ...Annual BBQ Luncheon: May 16 at Palacio Maria - Door prizes given away...

The Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (SAAGH) is a non-profit organization that promotes fellowship and volunteerism among Shell pensioners and maintains a connection between Shell and its pensioners. SAAGH’s mission is to be a vibrant, attractive and relevant organization for Shell pensioners by providing events, activities and services that appeal to a wide range of interests, and keep people connected to each other while having fun doing it.

BBQ Luncheon - Wednesday, May 16

Join your fellow Shell Alumni for the Annual BBQ Luncheon at the Palacio Maria Banquet Hall. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Demeris will again cater this event. The hall is air conditioned so it will be dry and comfortable even if it is wet or hot outdoors. Lunch will be $20 and there will be a cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. A number of door prizes will be given away to lucky winners. For more information and on-line Reservation/Payment CLICK HERE. If you prefer to mail in your payment rather than the on-line method, CLICK HERE for a flyer/registration form.

Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants - Wednesday, May 23

Cheer on our world champion Astros! We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to bring your friends and family to see the Astros vs the San Francisco Giants. Baseball fans, please take advantage of this opportunity to visit with fellow Shell Retirees from around the Houston area. We have a limited number of tickets so be sure and reserve your tickets early for this event. For members living in the Northwest part of Greater Houston, we will be providing bus transportation from Champion Forest Baptist Church - 15555 Steubner-Airline Road, Houston, TX 77069. The bus will leave promptly at 11:00 am. Note that all riders must be be at least 50 years of age. The bus capacity is 59 seats and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more details and on-line registration: CLICK HERE

2018 SAAGH Membership Drive Underway

All Shell retirees are eligible to join the Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (SAAGH). The annual dues are $10.00.  Membership is required to attend SAAGH events. Please submit your dues early to assure you receive SAAGH newsletters and notifications of events. Membership covers you and your spouse or one guest at SAAGH events. If you haven't already signed up or renewed for 2018, you can do so online: CLICK HERE

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts - Volunteer Support Opportunities

With 10's of thousands of homes in the Houston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the recovery effort is expected to take many months. A number of organizations and activities are dedicated to helping effected residents to get back on their feet and need volunteer support. Shell has provided SAAGH with a listing of the organizations that employees are encouraged to support. For details and registration information on these efforts CLICK HERE.

Shell AlumniNews

The Shell AlumniNews is now being delivered to U.S. pensioners in a new electronic format and will no longer be offered as a printed and mailed publication. If you haven't already, you can sign up and receive an email when the latest version of AlumniNews is posted online each quarter. To sign up and view the Spring 2017 issue as well as past copies of the Shell AlumniNews: CLICK HERE.


Spring Luncheon - April 18

Marvin Odum, retired Shell Oil Co. Chairman & President, was the guest speaker and did a great job discussing his role in Houston's Harvey recovery, ongoing efforts, politics, and plans to reduce the risk of future flooding. Marvin graciously spent an hour answering questions (and dodging none). 144 Shell retirees and their guests attended this event at the Northgate Country Club.  SAAGH Directors Linda Durant, John Kiappes, Chuck Ingham and Jose Solano did a fantastic job in organizing this event.









2018 Spring Golf Tournament - April 16

A great day at the Windrose Golf Club in Spring, TX where the SAAGH Spring Golf Tournament was held on April 16th, with over 130 players participating. A great time and much fun!

1st Place: Levy, Davis, Johnson & Estorage - Score 61,with handicap 51.5

2nd Place: Klug, Ryan, Potts & Riener - Score 65, with handicap 52.7

3rd Place: Lyne, Boaze, Reyes & Hernanadez - Score 62, with handicap 53.6

4th Place: White, Cain, Saccomannol & Shipper - Score 66, with handicap 54.3

5th Place: Wesley, Thomas, Arrington & Bowser - Score 64, with handicap 54.4

Closest to the Pin: Hole #2 Jimmie Isaac, #6 Bill Lowery, #11 Bill Lowery and #16 Tom Connolly.


Many thanks to organizers Mike Maier, Steve Paul, Jimmie Isaacs, John Bowser and all the volunteers that supported this tournament.




Spring Cooking Class - March 29 (Clear Lake Area)

Fourteen SAAGH members and their guests enjoyed an evening of hands-on cooking aided by the owner/chef at Art of the Meal cooking class in Clear Lake. This class will feature Fresh Fettucine, Seared Salmon in Rosemary Cream Sauce, Sauteed Spinach with Burst Tomatoes and Bacon Crumble, and Grand Marnier Souffle. The next cooking class will be held at Central Market on June 21.

Historical Galveston Bus Tour - March 10

40 Shell retirees had a grand time exploring the history and attractions of our neighboring Galveston island. The tour included visits to the Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa, the Ocean Star drilling rig, story of the Great Storm of 1900, or a walking/shopping tour of the historical Strand district in the morning. Lunch was at the Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by a boat trip on the Historical Foundation’s Seagull II for a tour of the harbor to learn about the history of the local waters and a trip to Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center for guided tours of the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks, and the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States. Many thanks to Val Brock and Rick Swain for organizing this wonderful day.

Spec's Bordeaux Wine Tasting - March 6

This event was originally scheduled in January but due to weather conditions was cancelled and held in March. Thirty eight Shell retirees attended the tasting held in the elegant Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel. Over 60 mostly Cru Classe' wines, all from the fine 2015 vintage, were available for sampling. Many thanks to Bill Chalmers for coordinating our participation in this popular event over the last six years.

An Evening at Stages Theatre -  February 14

40 SAAGH Members and their guests enjoyed opening night of the one woman play, Ann, at Stages Theatre. We had a special meet & mingle with the star, Sara Edmondson, who vividly portrayed Ann Richards, while enjoying wine, appetizers and dessert. Many thanks to SAAGH board members Brenda Schroeder and Bill Chalmers for arranging this fun Valentine’s event.

Seminar "Downsizing Made Easy" -  January 24

Sixty Shell Alumni attended the first SAAGH event of 2018 held at the Jungman Neighborhood Library. It was a very informative session on 5 easy steps to a downsizing move. We learned the 5-steps for a successful move are 1) create a plan that fits your lifestyle, 2) communicate with your family and friends, 3) surround yourself with highly qualified professionals, 4) dealing with a house full of possessions, and 5) celebrate your new lifestyle. Attendees had many questions that Liz McNeel, a certified senior housing professional, was glad to answer. If you missed this session and would like to find out how to make a downsizing move easier, Liz will be presenting this topic and other related topics to the public as part of her Houston Senior Living Series. You can contact her for more information and the schedule at lizmcneel@kw.com or (713)826-2731. You will not be solicited for any sales or services by contacting Liz.

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Last Updated 4/18/2018